I have seen two doctors. The first ordered an MRI and decided that my UCL was torn near my ulna. The second doctor I saw thought that my first MRI was actually indecisive and so ordered a second MRI, this time with dye. The radiologist who read my second MRI said that my ligament was actually healthy near my ulna but was torn in a different location. My Orthopaedic surgeon reviewed the MRI himself, and showed it to a different radiologist who determined that this MRI was actually inconclusive as well and that all they could tell me was that the ligament was abnormal, which I am told is what any pitcher’s ligament would look like, even asymptomatic ones. My PT has told me that the MRI’s are so up to debate as to how to read them that the best way to determine the extent of the injury is by a physical exam. According to my PT (a former PT for a big league ball club with lots of experience with TJ injuries), my physical exam is good and he is optimistic that I don’t need TJ and can return to pitching without it. I have started going down the PT route and have slowly been getting back into some light-throwing, and so far everything has been pain free. I am hoping my progress continues.
Has anyone else had an experience like this where the MRI results were so inconclusive?